Winner of the 2022 Australian Derby, the fantastic Australian colt Hitotsu (AUS) hits yet another G1 in commanding fashion.
When Japanese sire Maurice, first hit Australian soil to stand at Arrowfield, one could see plainly this sire was much more… to Japan’s elite bred.
Maurice’s 4th dam Mejiro Botsatsu (JPN) a champion 2yo filly has 4x4x5 Blandford. And, it is here (i.e. Blandford) why the Hitotsu colt refreshingly, reminds he, the far superior bred individual with his looks (phenotype) can kill.
Maurice’s broodmare sire, Irish-bred Carnegie, unraced at two, was French 3yo champion to distinguish his racing career with the 1994 Forte Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Carnegie sired a number of New Zealand winners Tuesday Joy (multiple G1 & 2 winner) Perlin, Vision and Power (2x G1 winner) and Amalfi (Victoria derby winner).
We notice 6×6 Norseman (Umidar / Blandford) from the dam’s Jean Gow family by Neil Gow by Marco by Barcaldine. (n.b. the link to Papyrus from Miss Matty by Marcovil by Marco by Barcaldine).
The Y conduit factor of Roberto sire-line descendance stepping out legacy culminating Maurice and to his son Hitotsu, likely will be the hottest stallion to come.
- Love is Fickle (AUS) dam of Hitotsu – a New Zealand colonial family C4. And of course they are (C4), what went known as of numerous Musket-breds, there we find inbred dam Possibility to Musket’s son Nordenfeldt.
- How fortunate and incredible Australian and New Zealand were to have back then… the world TB cornerstone to staying, stamina and breeding…
But it is to Hitotsu’s grand-dam She’s a Meanie (NZ) where reminiscing comes closer home…
Old-times forgotten and to a gentleman whom both vet, and breeder knew the score of pedigrees.
Pedigree Matters: –
Look to Princequillo 6x5x5 into She’s A Meanie. Further, the Mumtaz Begum. Mahal et al, multi-strains representative aka f.f. 9c
Isn’t it great to see Princequillo resurrected, since he, his stout genetics smothered into obscurity because genetic stamina today perhaps come viewed as slower development status (?)
heaven’s …. what goes finer, better and better into Princequillo profile > Papyrus / Tracery /Rock Sand and his dam Miss Matty by Marcovil!
Star Kingdom ( his grand-dam by Papyrus) his son Planet Kingdom hails from the Entreaty family. Note, her daughter Raphis is full-sister to Phar Lap. Therefore, collate those ‘store-house’ Musket genetics.
Empyreal Selene, the elite producer & dam of Hyperion, further secreting hers through Ballymoss, Pharamound, Hunter’s Moon, All Moonshine, Sickle.
I have long argued, even if so to myself, those whom split the difference, DO & shall split the BIG difference superiorly…..and should never, ever be overlooked, or assumed/read far back, as other genetics minor percentage.
It is a plea to recognize those ‘deep’ and retain for honour of future and our classic-bred Thoroughbred.
NO 1, number one – Hitotsu (AUS) a true classic-bred Pur-Sange thoroughbred a ‘100yr’ horse bred.
Hitotsu (above) pedigree